STORE cattle values remained similar to the previous week's rates with the exception of weaner steers, which were easier, at CQLX Gracemere last Friday, September 14.
Processors competed strongly to see gains in slaughter cattle as 2418 head came to hand, comprising 1044 bullocks and steers, 1129 heifers, 133 cows, 18 bulls and 94 cows and calves.
Steers to 200kg averaged 191c/kg or $352 a head, those 201-300kg averaged 192c/kg or $461 and steers 301-400kg averaged 183c/kg or $665. Steers 401-500kg averaged 178c/kg or $748 while those over 500kg reached a maximum of $1174, averaging to 172c/kg or $1028.
Heifers to 200kg averaged to 167c/kg or $301, while those 201-300kg averaged 166c/kg or $406. Heifers 301-400kg averaged 161c/kg or $553 and heifers over 401kg averaged 149c/kg or $742 , reaching a maximum of $934.
Cows and calves sold for an average of $823, the maximum reaching $910. Cows 320-450kg averaged 121c/kg or $493 while those over 451kg averaged 137c/kg or $715, reaching a top of $948.
Bulls and mickies under 600kg averaged 114c/kg or $561, while bulls over 601kg averaged 130c/kg or $945, reaching a top of $1172.
CQLX sale highlights
Friday, September 14. Yarding: 2418.
Bruce Semple & family, Coolibah, Dysart, sold four pens of santa cross bullocks topping at 178c/kg, weighing 662kg and returning $1174
Jim & Helen Knuth, Slatey Creek, Duaringa, sold brangus No.1 feeder steers to top at 182.2c/kg, weighing 439kg to return $800
Lance Trevor & family, Duaringa, sold a pen of brahman cross feeder steers to top at 176.2c/kg ,weighing 426kg to return $750
Nigel Inslay & family sold brangus No.1 steers to average 180c/kg, weighing 357kg to return $644
Noel & Barbara Armstong, Wowan, sold droughtmaster weaner steers to top at 208c/kg, weighing 245kg to return $511
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